Lakers Nation Podcast

The Lakers Nation Podcast is dedicated to providing intelligent Los Angeles Lakers talk year-round. Hosted by Senior Writer Trevor Lane, this podcast provides a big-picture look at the Lakers world while also addressing week-to-week news. We bring on a variety of guests from the Lakers community to provide different perspectives about the purple and gold. New episodes will be available every week on iTunes, Stitcher and the CLNS Media Network mobile app. Follow Lakers Nation on Facebook and Twitter @LakersNation
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Nov 13, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers have been picked up by Lonzo Ball, who became the youngest player in NBA History to record a triple-double. Trevor Lane and Hannah Kulik discuss, plus should Julius Randle be on the trade block?

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik

2:00- Lakers improvements

5:50- Lonzo's Triple-double

14:00- Lakers schedule

19:00- Lakers defense!

26:00- Julius Randle on the trade block?


Nov 6, 2017

The world of tech and sports collide in this episode as we bring in Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo to talk Lakers basketball and how the world of technology is making an impact on sports as we know it. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hmfaigen, @Jon4Lakers

1:15- Lakers talk

8:00- Is Lonzo a bust?

16:00- Tech and sports collide

17:00- Do we have too much tech?

31:50- iPhone vs Android for athletes

Nov 2, 2017

Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. chats with Trevor Lane about life as a starter, the pending return of D'Angelo Russell, competing in the dunk contest, and much more. Don't miss this episode! 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Larrydn22


1:00- Lakers mindset

1:30- Life as a starter

3:00- New starting 5

4:00- Adjusting to Lonzo

5:00- Summer improvements

8:00- Predictions

9:15- Randle losing starting role

10:45- Defensive improvements

12:30- Nance in the dunk contest?

17:30- First-Team All-Defense

18:30- Switching defense

20:20- Nance's three-point shot

Oct 30, 2017

With the Lakers second week of the season in the books, Trevor Lane and Harrison Faigen discuss what may need to change in the rotation and dig into Lonzo Ball's shooting woes. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hmfaigen

1:30- Youth to blame for losses?

3:00- Three-point issues

5:30- Brook Lopez

11:00- Lonzo's shooting

12:45- Time for a change?

17:30- Julius Randle rumbling

26:00- Luke Walton's rotations

34:00- Warp Speed

37:30- Projecting Week 1

Oct 23, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers started the season off with some rough patches but also showed a lot of promise. Trevor Lane and Hannah Kulik break down all of the action. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hannah_kulik

2:40- Jordan Clarkson impresses

3:55- Lonzo Ball

10:00- Julius Randle is back

18:30- Next step

20:30- Lonzo breaking records

23:00- KCP

24:30- Kyle Kuzma starting?

30:00- DeMarcus Cousins to LA?

35:00- Ban the charge


Oct 16, 2017

The new NBA season is here! We bring in Alex Kennedy to discuss the Lakers season, potential trade candidates, and predict some of the key NBA awards. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @AlexKennedyNBA


1:00- New season starting

3:45- What needs to happen for Paul George to come to L.A.?

8:00- How good are the young Lakers?

17:30- Who is on the Lakers trade block?

23:30- Brandon Ingram

28:15- Predicting NBA awards


Oct 12, 2017

Clint Parks, the longtime trainer of Lakers rookie sensation Kyle Kuzma, joins host Trevor Lane on the show today to talk about Kuz's transition to the NBA and why he just may be the best rookie in the 2017 draft.

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @brotherhood05

Oct 2, 2017

We head to the Lakers Nation studio to chat about the Lakers preseason with Corey Hansford and Hannah Kulik, then head out to the Honda Center to talk to fans about LeBron James, Randle vs. Nance, and much more. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @TheeCoreyH, @hannah_kulik

1:00- In studio on Lakers preseason

30:00- Interviews on LeBron to L.A., Lonzo Ball, Randle vs Nance, Brandon Ingram and more

Sep 26, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers season has officially begun now that Media Day has come and gone, so we analyze everything the team talked about in this can't-miss episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast. Host Trevor Lane is joined by special guests Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hmfaigen, @AnthonyIrwinLA

2:00- New energy around the Lakers

6:45- Brandon Ingram's new role

13:45- KCP a one-and-done?

23:00: New-look Julius Randle

29:00- Competition at power forward?

35:15- Is Andrew Bogut a lock to make the Lakers roster?


Sep 18, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers training camp is just around the corner so Trevor Lane chats with Serena Winters about what goes on at camp and who will win some of the major positional battles on the team. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @SerenaWinters

2:00- Ball in the Family

5:00- Training Camp

13:45- Lonzo's Impact

17:45- Luke Walton's growth

27:15- Positional Battles

45:45- Julius Randle's big year

Sep 14, 2017

We bring in Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball to talk about his preparations for his first NBA season, playing for Luke Walton, working out with Steve Nash and Kevin Durant, and much more. 

Twitter: @ZO2_, @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik

1:45- Lonzo on the offseason, playing for the Lakers/Luke Walton, teaming up with Kyle Kuzma, and more

14:20- Hannah Kulik & Trevor Lane dig into Lonzo's interview

Sep 11, 2017

How many games will the Lakers win this season? Does loyalty still exist in the NBA? And should the league reform the draft lottery to try to stop tanking? Trevor Lane and Jared Weiss discuss.

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @JaredWeissNBA

5:00- Should the NBA try to end tanking by reforming the Draft Lottery?

29:15- How many games will the Lakers win?

43:00- Does loyalty exist in the NBA? 



Sep 4, 2017

We kick off this episode by breaking down the rumor about Pacers owner Herb Simon suing the Lakers & NBA over the Paul George tampering dispute, then bring in Mark Medina to talk about his experiences covering the Lakers for the better part of a decade. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @MarkG_Medina

1:00- Pacers to sue Lakers?

18:00- Mark Medina follows Nick Young to Warriors

23:45- L.A. heading in right direction?

30:00- Can Lakers finally land a star?

35:15- Projecting Julius Randle's season

38:15- Projecting Jordan Clarkson's season

43:30- 2001 LAL vs 2017 GSW

46:15- Mark's favorite moments covering LAL


Aug 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers are busy getting ready for next season, so we decided now would be a great time to have fans ask questions about all things purple and gold. Host Trevor Lane and guest Hannah Kulik cover a ton of topics, ranging from Luol Deng and Jordan Clarkson trades to what a matchup between the 2001 Lakers and current Golden State Warriors would look like. It's a fun episode you don't want to miss: 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @hannah_kulik

1:50- Trading Luol Deng

5:00- Russell Westbrook back to LA?

8:30- Jordan Clarkson trades

15:30- Projecting Brandon Ingram

21:30- Lakers All-Time Starting 5

29:45- LeBron/George vs Westbrook/Cousins

34:15- Are Lakers better than last year? 

39:30- Lakers defense

47:30- Lonzo Ball's stats

52:00- 01 Lakers vs today's Warriors


Aug 21, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers could be in a bit of hot water after the Indiana Pacers filed tampering charges against them that allege Magic Johnson had improper contact with Paul George. Lakers Nation Podcast host Trevor Lane and cap expert Eric Pincus discuss the situation and dig into what the Lakers need to do to have enough space for two max contracts next summer. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @EricPincus

1:00- Paul George tampering accusation

16:30- Lakers path to LeBron James/Paul George/ DeMarcus Cousins/Russell Westbrook

37:30- Lakers could retain Brook Lopez on the cheap

43:15- LeBron James in L.A. 

55:00- Battle for the Lakers final roster spot

Aug 14, 2017

This episode of the LN Podcast dives into the Kobe Bryant vs LeBron James debate, which was rekindled recently when Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz both weighed in. Host Trevor Lane and guest Josh Eberley also discuss the top games on the Lakers' schedule, the imbalance between the Eastern and Western Conferences, and the BIG3 basketball league. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @JoshEberley


2:00- Big3 Basketball

10:00- Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James

25:30- Lakers big game breakdown

35:00- Conference imbalance

Aug 7, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers have huge plans for next summer, but what moves will have to be made to free up the cap space that they need? It won't be easy, and Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Luol Deng, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Brook Lopez could be the casualties. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @KeithSmithNBA

1:25- Lakers summer of success

5:30- 2018 free agent targets

11:00- Lakers current cap situation

17:30- How valuable is Jordan Clarkson?

24:30- What can the Lakers do with Luol Deng's contract?

37:00- Julius Randle conundrum

47:00- Can Brandon Ingram play with LeBron and George?

54:00- What is plan B for LA? 

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Jul 31, 2017

On this episode of the LN Podcast, host Trevor Lane and guest Hannah Kulik hand out grades for what has been an exciting summer for the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik

2:45- Lakers cap space plan

4:30- Grading the D'Angelo Russell trade

9:30- Grading the Lakers draft

20:00- Grading the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing

32:15- Grading the Tyler Ennis signing

37:30- Grading the Thomas Bryant & Vander Blue signings

44:00- Overall grades

Jul 24, 2017

In our latest episode, we discuss how Kyrie Irving's trade request impacts the Lakers, and why L.A. tried not only to trade for Dwyane Wade, but to keep him long-term. Plus, how real are the LeBron James rumors?

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @AlexKennedyNBA

1:45- Kyrie Irving demands trade, what does that mean for Lakers?

9:15- Indiana's Paul George mistake

16:00- Lakers failed trade for Dwyane Wade

24:00- How real is LeBron James to LA?

30:00 Magic & Pelinka turning around Lakers

33:00- D'Angelo Russell trade looking better



Jul 17, 2017

On this episode of the Lakers Nation Podcast, we dig into Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma's impressive Summer League success as a duo. We also talk about the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing, and why he helps the Lakers just as much as they help him. Plus, has Thomas Bryant been better than Ivica Zubac, and what does that mean for big Zu's future? 

2:00- Lonzo Ball's big summer

9:20- Kyle Kuzma making Lakers look brilliant w/ 27th pick

12:45- Fan mailbag- Do Lakers need more 3s? 

19:45- Why Kentavious Caldwell-Pope makes the Lakers dangerous

24:20- What's eating Ivica Zubac? 

29:30- Brandon Ingram blows up

Jul 11, 2017

This show comes to you from Las Vegas where we bring in Hannah Kulik, Nick Gelso, and Jared Weiss to talk about Lonzo Ball's development, Rajon Rondo coming to the Lakers, Summer League injuries, and much more. 


1:00- Lonzo Ball's development

6:15- Rajon Rondo to Lakers?

14:50- Jayson Tatum blowing up

21:35- Kyle Kuzma on fire

25:00- Lakers fans invade Las Vegas

28:30- Unheralded top performers


Jul 6, 2017

Host Trevor Lane and guest Jabari Davis preview the Lakers Summer League, which starts on Friday. We also dig into the latest free agency news and rumors. 

2:00- Gordon Hayward to Boston

8:00- Nick Young to Warriors

11:15- Lakers free agency plan

16:50- Is Rondo really a good fit?

21:45- Free agent targets

26:20- Summer League Preview

39:00- Lakers over-under


Jul 3, 2017

The LN Podcast takes a look at who the Lakers will sign in free agency, including rumors of Dion Waiters and Rajon Rondo. Plus, why was the Paul George trade actually a win for the Lakers? 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik


1:15- Lakers Free Agent Strategy

6:30- Wild Wild West

8:45- Blake Griffin Blunder

10:00- Dion Waiters in LA?

13:45- Nick Young to GSW?

15:50- Should Lakers sing Rajon Rondo?

29:30- Goodbye Tarik Black

33:00- Paul George Stolen

39:00- Paul George & Russell Westbrook to LA?

Jun 28, 2017

The Lakers Nation Podcast has host Trevor Lane and Yahoo NBA Insider Jordan Schultz on all the NBA madness going on right now. We talk about the Chris Paul trade, Phil Jackson leaving the Knicks, the latest Paul George rumors, and the Lakers plans in free agency.

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Schultz_Report

1:15- Lane on CP3 trade

4:45- Small bummer for Boston

5:30- Lakers absorbing a contract?

6:45- NBA Draft 

11:00- Paul George rollercoaster

16:45- Schultz on CP3 trade/Blake Griffin

19:00- Clippers can't take LA from Lakers

20:00- Lakers free agency

24:00 Jordan Clarkson's value

25:15- Tarik Black team option

26:15- Phil Jackson out in NY 


Jun 27, 2017

We hand out grades for the Lakers 2017 NBA Draft, discuss all the crazy Paul George rumors, and preview the free agent frenzy that is coming up. 

Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @Hannah_Kulik

Grading the draft

3:45- Lonzo Ball

7:20- D'Angelo Russell trade

9:45- Kyle Kuzma

14:00- Josh Hart

17:00- Thomas Bryant

19:40- Paul George

24:30- Free Agent Frenzy



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